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Red Sox use big seventh inning to top Rangers (0:45)
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Red Sox score 7 in 7th to beat Rangers 9-4

Dustin Pedroia waved home the tiebreaking run on a wild pitch, then singled in two more during Boston's seven-run seventh inning on Wednesday night and the Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers 9-4 for their third straight victory.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox 9, Rangers 4: Record? The only record that matters to Chris Sale is the Red Sox's win-loss record, and after a seven-run seventh-inning rally Wednesday night, they won their third game in a row for first time since a four-game run April 15-18. Sale's run of consecutive starts with at least 10 strikeouts ended at eight, tying a record he already shared with Pedro Martinez. He fanned six batters, a season-low, and gave up four runs (three earned) in 7.1 innings.

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Pedroia knocks in a pair to extend lead (0:24)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Sale winds up settling for merely tying his own streak of eight consecutive starts with at least 10 strikeouts. Sale did it in 2015 with the White Sox, too. Pedro Martinez also did it, in 1999 with the Red Sox.

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Travis gets first big league hit (0:29)
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Napoli takes Sale deep (0:32)

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The home run hit by Texas 1B Mike Napoli on Wednesday night was his 17th against the Red Sox as a member of the Angels, Indians or Rangers.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked after his last start about his double-digit strikeout streak, Chris Sale said he'd "rather be 8-0 with no punchouts." So, never mind that Sale has five Ks through five innings after getting Rougned Odor waving at a slider. Sale also gave up two runs in the frame, including a solo homer by Mike Napoli, and trails 3-1 against the Rangers.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

One walk, one unearned run, no strikeouts in the fourth inning for Chris Sale, who nevertheless still hasn't allowed a hit. Red Sox and Rangers tied, 1-1, with Sale stuck on four strikeouts in as many innings.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Nine up, nine down for Chris Sale, who racks up his fourth strikeout with a 96 mph fastball to Robinson Chirinos to end the third inning. Sale looked like he thought he had Joey Gallo struck out a couple of times on sliders that apparently missed.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Sale gets Rougned Odor to swing through a nasty, dirt-diving slider, then elevates a 96-mph heater to get Mike Napoli swinging. Three strikeouts through two innings.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

And then Chris Sale elevates a 96-mph heater to get Mike Napoli swinging. Three strikeouts through two innings.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Sale gets Rougned Odor to swing through a nasty, dirt-diving slider for strikeout No. 2. Two outs in second inning.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Strikeout No. 1 for Chris Sale comes against Rangers leadoff man Delino DeShields -- on a 97-mph fastball.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Tonight's lineup for the Rangers has totaled 36 strikeouts in 77 career at-bats vs. Chris Sale. Shin-Soo Choo leads with 10 Ks; Joey Gallo is 0-for-6 with 6 Ks. (h/t Sarah Langs, ESPN Stats & Information.)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

With Chris Sale going for his ninth consecutive start with 10 or more strikeouts tonight at Fenway Park, Red Sox manager John Farrell called it "an incredible position to be in, one that personally I could never envision." Farrell did strike out 10-plus batters in three of six starts in 1989.

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Bogaerts doubles in big night (0:35)
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Betts elbows teammate in the face (0:18)
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Adrián Beltré progresa en su recuperación

Está más cerca de debutar esta temporada con los Rangers de Texas , tras someter sus lastimadas pantorrillas a una prueba de alta resistencia en el fin de semana.

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3dJerry Crasnick

Revisiting preseason questions: Rangers

In mid-February, we wondered if Texas had enough pitching depth, but the Rangers have thrived despite getting little from Cole Hamels and Martin Perez.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs221Tied-9th
Batting Average.24022nd
On Base Percentage.31720th
Slugging Percentage.41614th
Earned Run Average3.959th
Quality Starts273rd
WHIP1.3517th
BAA.25520th

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